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Re: Emacs CLA requirement

From: David Masterson
Subject: Re: Emacs CLA requirement
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2021 21:54:40 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.1 (gnu/linux)

Andrei Kuznetsov <r12451428287@163.com> writes:

> Phillip Lord <phillip.lord@russet.org.uk> writes:
>> I think as well as annoying, it's also extremely time consuming. Not too
>> bad for a single individual, of course, but if you have a package with
>> 30+ authors then it's painful. You need to find all those authors, work
>> email them all, get them all to follow through the process separately
>> and then tell you when they have finished. The work for the authors is
>> not huge, although if they need an employer waiver of rights, then it
>> can take several months while their employer works out what it all
>> means.
> If packages are interested in making it in-tree, I think they should
> ask for FSF copyright assignment from the beginning.  Otherwise they
> should just stay out, IMO.

Problem is do they know "at the beginning" that this is what they want?
Many packages begin life as an itch that then develop into something
more than expected.

David Masterson

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